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Texas Peanut Patties


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light Karo syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups raw unsalted peanuts
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 drops red food color

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  1. Mix in heavy pan. Bring to a full rolling boil. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add butter, vanilla extract and food color. Beat by hand until thick and smooth.
  2. Drop by spoon onto wax paper (any size desired).
  3. Let cool until firm, about one hour.